2012/02/28

Review of Hotel Oceana, Santa Monica


Good (relatively quiet) location, large rooms, fine staff


If you want to be in a hotel at the beaches of Los Angeles, they don’t make it easy for you. The place to be in Santa Monica is supposed to be either The Shutter’s or the Casa del Mar, but my husband, my teenage son and I preferred the Oceana to these two hotels because the location is nicer

Review of Hotel The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach

Nice setting, beautiful views & good facilities


There are several top-notch resorts in the area; we (my husband, my teenage son and I) had already been at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and had wanted to try another one. It proved difficult to find such a place at least if you don’t want to pay exorbitant prices, so we were lucky

Review of Hotel Palm Springs Rendezvous, Palm Springs


1950s feel, fine accommodation, great food


Our family (two adults and a teen) normally is not into bed & breakfast establishments but when their reviews are better than most of luxury hotels on site we make an exception. We happened to this with the Rendezvous and weren’t disappointed. It is – as stated on their homepage – a perfect

Review of L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona

Splendid setting, beautiful Vista Suites & friendly staff


The location of this hotel along a lovely creek is quite stunning. It is also well situated for exploring Sedona, at least the commercial district of it. As there were three of us (family with a teenager) we opted for one of the newly built Vista Suites and we were not disappointed!

Review of El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park


Historic hotel in fantastic location


This hotel is all about history and location. It looks back on more than 100 years and its setting right at the south rim of the Grand Canyon is not to beat. When you first set foot in the impressive entrance hall it may be quite an experience. As I had learnt from other reviews this impression often vanishes when you enter your room.

Review of Inn Sunflower Hill, Moab


A good choice in a place where such finds are rare


As Moab is not exactly a place where you can find an abundance of first class accommodations, Sunflower Hill stands out from the vast number of mediocre lodging facilities. My husband, my teenage son and I were lucky to

Review of The Rochester Hotel, Durango


Historic hotel in good location


My husband, my teenage son and I chose this hotel for our one night stay in Durango and weren’t disappointed. The Rochester is a place with quite a long history and this can still be seen although it’s contemporarily equipped.

Review of Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe


Quaint place, convenient location, fabulous breakfast


We (my husband and my teenage son) spent two nights in this lovely hotel and that in a One Bedroom King Suite which is quietly located with no view whatsoever. But as there are probably few rooms in this hotel with a view worth mentioning

Review of Inn L'Ermitage, Montreux-Clarens

Small hotel in a beautiful mansion with fine gourmet restaurant


My husband, my teenage son and I spent 2 nights in this lovely ancient mansion which houses nowadays a gourmet restaurant and a small hotel. It’s more a restaurant with rooms than a hotel with a restaurant.

Review of Hotel Waldhaus, Sils-Maria

Family owned grand hotel - luxurious enough, yet unpretentious and full of history


My family (my husband and my teenage son) have stayed at this wonderfully located hotel (majestically situated on a wooded hill above the place Sils and the Lake Sils) many times and it’s always a special experience to be there.